Holiday Gift Guide 2022: The Top Trending Makeup Sets

Trendy makeup sets for the holiday season means fashion-forward creations that offer glitz and glam on-the-fly but are also versatile and functional enough for daily use and as a beauty pick-me-up. The following makeup sets fit the bill for their dynamic personalities and ability to help you pull off your next flawless look. Here are some of the top trending makeup sets:

KimChi Chic Beauty

KimChi and Trixie Mattel, both of whom are fierce alumni of RuPaul’s Drag Race, have funneled their collective glamazon powers into this BFF4EVR makeup collaboration. KimChi explains how this unique collection is close to her heart: “this is such a special release from KimChi Chic Beauty! It doesn’t matter how old you are – whether you’re just a neutral-loving person or a colorful clown – we’ve got all the bases covered for you with this collection!” The sets also offer the kind of whimsy that’s perfect for the holiday season: “Feel the power of two drag queens coming together to paint the world into a more fun place!” The BFF4EVER collection set includes a 20-shade ‘superstar’ palette in an array of vibrant and glittery hues, a BRBlush pink palette, WTHighlighter to perfect your contouring, LOLips in 4 festive shades, a TTYLips in 4 glossy shades, and a Girl Fan to cool you off after you ‘bring the heat’. The statement set is a must have for makeup lovers and as KimChi adds, “don’t hesitate to get your hands on this limited-edition collector’s set…unless you hate fun!”

Shop this set and more HERE.

HBFace

If you’re pressed for (beauty) time this holiday season, look to Haley Bogaert to save your face (and sanity). The Creative Director and Founder of HB Face has crafted a collection of six hero products – all you need to create a flawless face in 5 (!) minutes. As Bogaert explains “there is beauty in simplicity” – so for streamlined and straightforward makeup, look to her Ultimate Brow and Lash Kit, which offers “multi-use products as an everyday solution to the overcomplicated beauty industry,” Bogaert adds. The kit comes with brow and lash thickening serum, mascara, brow pencil, and brow glaze to keep everything perfectly in place.

Shop this set and more HERE.

Well People

This award-winning beauty brand offers products that are plant-powered, high- performance, clean, and cruelty-free. Thoughtful formulas and ingredients improve skin health and sourcing of all elements ensure that the planet is respected. With that in mind, give the gift of clean beauty with this Plant Cheer and Holiday Gift Set – which includes their HydroLip Gloss, Superpower Blush in Hazelnut Harvest, and Vegan Volumizing Mascara – all you need to create that trending “no makeup” makeup look; Best of Well Starter Kit – a five piece set of bestsellers that include Violet Eyeshadow, SPF15 Peach tinted balm, superpowered brightening powder, and priming serum; and 4 Minute Plant & Go Routine Set with tools that help define your eyes and brows, add a a pop of lip color, and brighten your cheekbones.

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Evio Beauty

Launched in 2019 by Brandi Leifso, Evio Beauty is an award-winning Canadian impact-led, clean beauty brand. “We’re on a mission to break stigmas through beauty collections co-created by cause-based communities while bringing awareness to important social issues,” explains Leifso. Specifically, she is a passionate advocate for domestic violence reform and economic justice. As someone who once lived in a shelter – today with her inclusive beauty company, Evio has donated over half-a-million dollars worth of products and funding to shelters across Canada and the United States. With social responsibility being one the foundational pillars to her company, the other is making premium impact-led cosmetics and skincare products that are gender-fluid, vegan, and cruelty-free. Top set recommendations include this Lip-Spo Kit that offers a creamy lip liner and hydrating gloss; and Evio Serum Treatment Kit that includes a revitalizing plant-based oil and lip serum that nourishes, locks in moisture, and protects.

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Gee Beauty

With over two decades of beauty business, this mother-daughters founded brand understands the needs of women at every age. “The Gee Beauty makeup brand is an edit of everyday makeup essentials that speak to real women – our (beauty product) range has been formulated with this innate influence,” explains Co-Founder Miriam Gee. The multi-generational makeup adapts to your skin and lifestyle with recommendations that include this Hi(Eye)Light Kit which includes tools to brighten and contour eyes; and this perfect on-the-go glam In The Car Kit with clear clutch that includes gel lip liner, lip gloss, contour/blending brush, bronzing powder, foundation stick, and more.

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Jason Wu Beauty

Internationally acclaimed fashion designer Jason Wu is leading the charge with makeup as well. His cosmetics line is founded on the principle that beauty should be effortless and chic. The company adds that “all our beauty products are 100% cruelty-free and formulated without additives and chemicals such as propyl-parabens, butyl-parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, formaldehyde-donors, nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), BHA and BHT.” For the holidays, add extra sparkle to your eyes with this Milk and Honey Kit that offers blendable and buildable long-lasting eyeshadow shades in numerous festive hues.

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Alleyoop

“Our mission is to simplify and bring joy to your world – beginning with your makeup bag,” explains Leila Kashani Manshoory – Founder & CEO of Alleyoop. Her beauty brand crafts unique, efficient, and multifunctional beauty essentials that help streamline routines and reduce clutter. The brand also prides itself on recyclable materials (such as biodegradable packing peanuts that dissolve in water) and sustainable sourcing.

Favorite bundle kits include this Ready in 5 Set which includes an 11th hour eyeshadow and liner stick, 4-in-1 touchup pen, and multi-tasker makeup brush; and this Skin-Essentials Set which includes a cleanser, toner, double-sided cleansing mitts, and 3-in-1 moisturizer, eye cream, and mask.

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Too Faced Cosmetics

Since its founding in 1998, this cult brand has become famous for its cheeky and fun products such as their volumizing ‘Better Than Sex Mascara’ and award-winning lip plumpers. As a global leader in the beauty industry, the brand continues to craft coveted items that are top-of-mind for makeup lovers everywhere. This holiday season, give the gift of a ‘Christmas Bake Shop’ with this Set that includes three cookie-scented face and eye palettes (that smell as good as they look) and travel size Better Than Sex Mascara; Damn Girl! Mascara & Chocolate Soleil Bronzer Set with makeup pouch, mascara, chocolate scented bronzer powder, and brush; and Too Faced Major Must-Haves that includes a diamond highlighter, powder brush, limited edition diamond bag, and natural nudes eyeshadow palette.

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ILIA Beauty

This brand is carving out a new beauty pathway in the industry and explains that “we are being mindful that not every natural ingredient is good for the skin, nor is every synthetic bad. It usually requires a combination of both to achieve a truly exceptional product.” Research and selecting top organic ingredients, active botanicals, vivid colors, and more are then thoughtfully infused into their makeup and skincare products. For the festive season, celebrate with these recommended kits: The Complexion Set that includes a soft focus finishing powder, blendable multi-stick in neutral rose, priming serum, and powder brush; and full spectrum Eye Set that includes a mascara, liquid liner, liquid-powder eye tint, and liquid-powder matte eye tint.

Shop these sets and more HERE.

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